Ducklings School News

Play with a Purpose: Blocks

Play is the work of a child. It’s how the deepest, most meaningful learning happens. So, it’s not playtime versus learning time. Playtime IS learning time. We wanted to take a more detailed look at┬áblock play. Why Block Play? Blocks are a classic toy that almost everyone, of any age, has played with at some… Read More

Beating the Winter Blues: Things to Do

With shorter days and droppings temperatures, falling into a winter “rut” can happen quickly. For families with young children, being stuck indoors can make for antsy kids and stressed out parents. We’ve compiled a list of 10 easy, family-friendly things to do to beat those winter blues. Let out your artistic side: Roll a large… Read More

Perfecting your Morning Routine

Many parents, of young children especially, would agree mornings can be hectic. Getting everyone fed, bathed, dressed, packed up and out of the house can set quite a chaotic scene. As always, we’re here to help! We’ve collected some tips from various resources to make your mornings run as smoothly as possible. Start the night… Read More

Raising Grateful Children

Thanksgiving is upon us once again! It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and preparation of the turkey and stuffing and we often forget to embrace the true spirit of the holiday… giving thanks. Everyone knows gratitude is important. It’s meaningful, and sometimes vital, to express gratitude for what (and who) you have… Read More

Children won’t say “I had a hard day…”

Children won’t say “I had a hard day, can we talk?” They say “will you come play with me?” You may have seen this quote on social media recently. We, at Ducklings, found this very powerful! Young children may ask for help, support or someone to talk to in very different ways than adults. It’s… Read More